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really awful
Crashes / Fires:
3 / 2
Injuries / Deaths:
3 / 0
Average Mileage:
20,861 miles

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2014 Dodge Charger electrical problems

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2014 Dodge Charger Owner Comments (Page 1 of 2)

problem #29

Aug 292016


  • 81,332 miles


On August 29th 2016 I was returning(driving on US20) home from some official business, when my dash started flashing, all the warning lights would flash, the speed displayed would go up, and down, and the car started changing gears. There was a ticking sound coming from my gear shift, like it was trying to select gear. The power steering light, and service transmission message keep coming up as well. I would intermittenly lose power steering during this, and power from the engine would lag also. I have a three minute, and thirty-five second video of what was occuring. I contacted some mechanic friends that work on Indiana state police Chargers, and they thought it could be the battery shorting out. The next morning I replaced the battery, and installed properly with positive post first. This seem to resolve the dash flashing symptoms, but I then had no power steering at all. I took to our local Dodge dealer in lagrange, in they ran a diagnostic analysis, and determined the electronic power steering pump was no good. The power steering pump worked perfectly fine with no issues at all, ever, before these electrical issues occured. This vehicle is used to Transport the us congressman, when he is in the district on official business, and we need it repaired asap. It is my opinion, the power steering pump was destroyed by the electrical issues concerning the recall on this vehicle. It is also my opinion that fac llc should replace the power steering pump at no cost per the consent order pertaining to this recall. I am trying to get the video to email, at this point, the video is to long to email.

- Howe, IN, USA

problem #28

Jul 042016


  • 54,000 miles
Vehicle lost all power while in motion at 60mph. Vehicle would not stop, would not turn back on, shift gears, anything. I was forced to drive the vehicle off the road to avoid death by accident. Vehicle was towed to local Dodge dealership where they diagnosed the vehicle with a failed tipm. Not covered under warranty and no assurance that this will not happen again.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #27

Aug 112016


  • miles
Sons car was parked in garage after returning from picking up lunch in columbus oh. Minutes later while in house he notice fire, explosion type sound, saw flames coming out of garage, called 911... burned garage- completely destroyed, car totaled, flames spread to side of house. Fire officials report said cause of fire was from engine and an electrical mechanical issue in engine. He has photos and the official report. He contacted the Dodge dealer that very afternoon. His address is [xxx] information redacted pursuant to the Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA), 5 U.S.C. 552(B)(6).

- Cincinnati, OH, USA

problem #26

Jul 032016


  • 55,000 miles


My 2014 Dodge Charger has 55,000 miles. The car has a total loss of power. The car was stationary when this happened. This is a safety hazard. If my car was to lose all power while driving I run a risk of crashing into someone or something possibly killing another person or myself. I was told by the Dodge dealership that it is a "faulty" totally integrated power system also known as the tipm. As upon reading consumer complaints on this vehicle there has been recalls for Chrysler "faulty" tipm. Please help me fix my issue as this is a dangerous vehicle to drive being that it could lose power at any given time.

- Tallahassee, FL, USA

problem #25

Jul 132016


  • 23,000 miles
My 2014 Dodge Charger is brand new off the lot of lhm Dodge in tucson, AZ. By 13,978 my car smelled like sulfur while in motion. Driving sluggishly, and the "battery saver mode" light on. Brought into larry H miller for repair. Was told the alternator needed replaced after 13,975 miles on the vehicle. At 14,100 miles the vehicle was making the same smell, and the battery safer mode light was on again. Returned it to lhm with complaints. They say "it's normal" manager told me "Dodge just didn't make the alternator big enough for that engine, manufacturer flaw"at 14,432 miles, the vehicle not blowing cold air. Battery saver mode light was still on, smelled like sulfur and car was driving sluggish. I opened case with corporate. They "fixed" it, and sent me on my way. On June 17, 2016, my vehicle was driving sluggishly, the engine light on, called Dodge immediately and was assigned a case manager. I called jim click immediately to get my vehicle in. My vehicle was 23,900 miles. Dodge claimed they could not get me in until July 1st and that its "fine to drive my vehicle as long as the light isn't flashing". brought in for "repair" on June 1st. I drove a rental car from Friday June 1st-June 8th, the "cluster" in the dash was not reading and needed to be replaced. I was told it was "all fixed". when the vehicle pulled up I got in and began to pull away as my dashboard went black. I turned around. My advisor brought it back and explained that it needed to be "reset" but that he'll order a new cluster. I get into my vehicle there is an "error" sign where the milage is supposed to be. I that I didn't feel comfortable driving this vehicle. I expressed how upset I was about the situation and he said to me "you'll be fine to drive it, it won't shut off". I get home started it, and the entire dash shuts off. My car is now being towed again to jim click Dodge.

- Oro Valley, AZ, USA

problem #24

May 182016


  • 39,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Charger. When the contact activated the air conditioner, hot air emitted from the passenger side and rear vents. The contact mentioned that only the driver side vent emitted cool air. The vehicle was taken to the dealer. The technician was unable to diagnose the failure. The manufacturer was made aware of the failure. The vehicle was not repaired. The VIN was not available. The failure mileage was 39,000.

- Waldorf, MD, USA

problem #23

May 052016


  • miles


The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Charger. The contact received a notification of NHTSA campaign number: 16V046000 (electrical system); however, the part to do the repair was unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was not made aware of the issue. The contact had not experienced a failure. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Lubbock, TX, USA

problem #22

Dec 162015


  • 15,000 miles
My Charger was within the year rage of the 160amp alternator recall however my VIN is not included for some reason. I have got "power saving mode" a couple times when just sitting in one spot. I just hope I don't end up the next one losing power on the highway because my VIN is not included for some reason.

- Minneapolis, MN, USA

problem #21

Feb 212016


  • 55,000 miles
The contact owned a 2014 Dodge Charger. While driving 70 mph, the vehicle stalled without warning. The contact stated that the brakes and steering became inoperable and the contact crashed into the rear of another vehicle. A police report was filed. The passenger in the other vehicle sustained injuries to the lower back, which did not require medical attention. The vehicle was included in NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system). The vehicle was towed to an independent mechanic. The vehicle was destroyed. The approximate failure mileage was 55,000.

- Atlanta, GA, USA

problem #20

Oct 052015


  • 31,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Charger. The contact started the vehicle and a loud whining noise emitted from underneath the hood. The failure occurred only after the vehicle was repaired according to NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the remedy was insufficint. The contact attempted to contact the dealer numerous times. The vehicle was not repaired for the second time. The manufacturer was not notified of the failure. The approximate failure mileage was 31,000.

- Houston, TX, USA

problem #19

Mar 092015


  • miles


The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Charger. The contact stated that while driving at an unknown speed, the vehicle hesitated and there was a sudden loss of power without warning. The contact mentioned that on another occasion, the failure recurred accompanied by an abnormal noise. The vehicle was towed to a dealer but was not diagnosed or repaired. In addition, the contact received notification of NHTSA campaign numbers: 15V467000 (air bags and seat belts) and 14V634000 (electrical system) however, the parts to do the repairs were unavailable. The contact stated that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for the recall repair. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was unavailable. Parts distribution disconnect.

- Dearborn Heights, MI, USA

problem #18

Nov 232015


  • 30,000 miles
While driving I-405N at approx 63mph, my cel & tc lamp illuminated and car stalled out leaving me with no steering functions, then suddenly it turned back on and red-lined for almost 20secs straight leaving me at wot speeding straight towards the vehicle in front of me. The dash flashed something in the instrument cluster right before it shuts off but too quickly for me to be able to read it, the white box that highlights the selected gear turns orange and highlights all gears, then tachometer and speedometer fall to zero. This has happened on multiple occasions. I was able to record the the dash display on my phone when it was occurring back -to-back. I pulled fault codes(U0101, U1110, U1120, U11bc, U0121, U0100, U212). I took the car to dealership 2 weeks previously, they just reset my cel lamp and said bring it back if it happens again. This is dangerous and needs to be taken care of before it causes serious injury or death! I believe the problem is with the ECM and tcm programming, or the modules themselves. Included is screenshot from the video I recorded as it stalled on the fwy for the 3rd time in 10 minutess.

- Long Beach, CA, USA

problem #17

Oct 022015


  • 110 miles
We bought our car new, it has been at the Dodge dealer for repairs for the same things over and over for 6 months total time in shop. 1. the battery saver mode comes on, and then the steering gets hard, the alt. Has been replace, extra wiring added to add more grounds. This affects the way the car drives. When the battery saver mode is on the power steering stops working or works less. The power steering pump and rack and pinion has been replaced twice. This problem happens every day, in town or on the freeway. 2. the radio keeps shorting out, it's been replaced 3 times. This happens daily, it quits, blew out the speakers, navagtion stopped working. 3. the heater keeps getting stuck on either 100% hot or 100% A/C on cold. Settings will not change. Controls have been replaced 3 times, the heat/cold door motor was replace twice. The car has spent 185 days in service this year. When they give the car back it acts up in about 5 mins. The car is going back in for the radio and battery saver mode and steering on Monday. I picked the car up Friday and it failed less than a mile from the dealership.

- Tacoma, WA, USA

problem #16

Nov 012014


  • 26,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Charger. While driving approximately 35 mph, the vehicle suddenly shut off and the driver was unable to steer or stop the vehicle before crashing into a tractor trailer and a guardrail. The driver sustained an injured back during the incident, but did not require medical attention. A police report was not filed. Prior to the incident, the failure occurred on multiple occasions and the vehicle was serviced by the dealer who replaced the ABS sensor, ABS module, transmission module, and the main computer, but the failure continued to occur. The manufacturer was notified of the failures. The VIN was invalid. The failure mileage was 26,000.

- Bristol, CT, USA

problem #15

Feb 042015


  • 40,000 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Charger. The contact received a recall notification for NHTSA campaign number: 14V634000 (electrical system); however, the parts needed were not available for repairs. The dealer was unable to provide a timeframe for when the parts would become available. The contact believed that the manufacturer exceeded a reasonable amount of time for recall repairs. The manufacturer was not made aware of the delay. In addition, the contact stated that the check engine, ESC, and anti-lock brake warning lights illuminated and the engine rpms increased. The vehicle was not repaired. The failure mileage was 40,000. Updated 04/04/16

- Deer Park, TX, USA

problem #14

Sep 202015


  • 13,900 miles
While driving on interstate at full speed a message appeared on vehicle instrument panel: Battery saver mode. Was concerned as I did not know what the message meant. Was not mentioned in the owner manual. Looked up message on Dodge Charger forum, realized that my vehicle falls within years for recall, with 160 amp alternator, but my particular VIN number is not included in recall nor have I been contacted. Perhaps it, along with others, should be to warn owners of potential issues. There was nothing in the message to indicate that the vehicle needed to be serviced, although to my understanding it can cause loss of power to the entire system.

- Jackson, TN, USA

problem #13

Sep 122014


  • 3,000 miles
Went in to work drop some papers off, come out car want do anything. Had to call tow truck to get towed in. Took about a week for them to find what was wrong with it. My computer system shut down. From the time I got it back, up into June of 2015. When turning on windshield wipers dems the entire inside lights. One day coming home from work, the inside goes black on dash board, come to a stop car shuts off. Started right back up. Radio didn't come back on for a few minutes. The next morning go to ruin errands, same thing. To the dealership I goes. They keep it look it over gives me a call and says it is the alternator which had a recall, we put a new one in there, the battery connector has to be replace. Get my car back same problem, stalling out, if hit a bump radio adjust loud as ever or very low. Key fob not reading, lights still dems. Put the connector on still the same problem. Took it back in two days later new radio, new key fob, new radio. Get my car back still having the same problem, want me to bring it back every time this happen who has time for that. Still same problems going on why this junk hasn't been recalled.

- Waukesha, WI, USA

problem #12

May 062015


  • 1,100 miles
The contact owns a 2014 Dodge Charger. While driving 15 mph, the vehicle lost all power. The failure also occurred when making turns. There were no warning lights illuminated. The failure occurred daily. The dealer was unable to locate a failure. The manufacturer was notified of the failure. The failure mileage was 1,100.

- Mcdonough, GA, USA

problem #11

Apr 172015


  • 35,342 miles
Today I was driving the car in it didn't want to catch speed I only had this car for four months I purchase this car in December when I got home I push the car to turn it off they car made a loud nose for about ten minutes it when I put the car in park it's loud 17,500 is not fair to me to pay for a car that is causing so much trouble on April 15,2015 the car wouldn't turn off we had to constantly push the off button I want my car fix I'm very I'll in has a lot of doctor visits in I can't depend of this vehicle.

- Saginaw, MI, USA

problem #10

Feb 202015

Charger 6-cyl

  • 16,120 miles
Recall for alternator. Bought this car in februray 2015 and salesman informed me there was a recall but I have received nothing by mail.

- Locust Grove, GA, USA

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